tinykittens - ringworm treatment in shelters and foster homes

Despite its name, ringworm has nothing at all to do with worms, but rather with an insidious fungus that hides in the dark, moist areas under saddle pads, cinches, or cat/dog collars. Cat ringworm fungi feed on the natural skin keratin that is found in the outer layers of the skin, hair, and nails. Ringworm in cats and any other pet for that matter is extremely contagious. It can be easily transmitted from animal to animal or even animal to human through infected grooming supplies, tack, or even skin-to-skin contact. Due to its contagious nature, treatment of your pet's entire environment is vitally important to success.

Cat Skin-Problem Pictures: Lice, Fleas, Ringworms, Ear Mites, and More

She gave us a topical ointment for now. We have to wait 4-14 days for the lab results to prove that it's ringworm, even though she knows it's ringworms now! She said that every cat hair in the house is contaminated, we'll have to bleach everything (even our clothes), and when they get the results of the tests the cat will have to take pills called Itraconazole. Plus, we'll have to do lyme sulfur dips.

Ringworm is a fungus, not a worm

We just took our cat to the vet and they looked at her head under a black light, which showed she has ringworms I bought my first Persian in 1987. I soon bought a second kitty which led to my becoming a breeder. Konfettikat became a “real” entity in 1993, when a breeder liked the quality of our kittens and decided to teach our daughter, Vicky, and I how to show. Ringworm Four years later we "bought" our first case of Ringworm. Two newly purchased cats broke with Ringworm shortly after arrival. Because we had quarantined the newcomers, we managed to keep it out of our cattery . Then, in 1998, my worse fears were realized when Ringworm spread through the entire cattery, from a new cat that had been treated while in quarantine but had re-broken with fungus when introduced into the cattery.

Ringworm for Cats | Manhattan Cat Specialists | Articles

Despite its name, ringworm has nothing at all to do with worms, but rather with an insidious fungus that hides in the dark, moist areas under saddle pads, cinches, or collars. Ringworm in dogs, cats, and any other pet is extremely contagious and can be easily transmitted from animal to animal, or even animal to human, through infected grooming supplies, tack, or even skin-to-skin contact. Due to its contagious nature, treatment of your pet's entire environment is vitally important to success.

Cat Ringworm Symptoms Pictures and Treatment - Cat Health Guide


The name ringworm suggests it is a parasite, but the ringworm is actually a condition caused by fungi. There are several remedies for ringworm,and the condition can even be treated at home. The ringworm can beeasily recognized, as it causes round shaped bald patches. Ringworm iscontagious to both cats and humans.Natural remedies are available to anyone, but you must pay attentionwhen handling your cat, because ringworms are contagious. Make sure youalways wear surgical gloves.